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sabra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 11:15 AM
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Obama Camp: Does McCain consider leaving Iraq to a sovereign government "losing" ?

http://thehill.com/campaign-2008/obama-camp-says-attack...

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In an internal memo containing talking points for surrogates, the Obama campaign says these kinds of petty, personal accusations are beneath Sen. McCain.

The talking points, obtained by The Hill, continued: They ignore the seriousness of the debate that the American people want to have in this election.

Its hard to see how leaving Iraq to a sovereign government that is taking responsibility for its future while we finish the fight in Afghanistan is losing, the memo reads.

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liberal N proud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 11:17 AM
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1. It's the oil
McCain like bu$h thinks that leaving Iraq without all of the oil is losing
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TwilightGardener Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 11:19 AM
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2. It's more than that, it's a strategic permanent foothold in the Middle East--
oil is a part of it, but so is a big regional presence--that's what they're after. They want Iraq weak enough to consent to allowing us a permanent presence there--that's why the massive embassy.
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Renew Deal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 11:32 AM
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5. It's the fear
Edited on Wed Jul-23-08 11:33 AM by Bleachers7
Iraq is McCain's only issue. Without that, he has nothing to talk about. He's wrong on every social issue including the environment and energy.
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denverbill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 11:24 AM
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3. That's the best rebuttal to the 'losing' argument I've heard to date.
If leaving Iraq to govern take care of it's own affairs is 'losing' then what is the definition of winning?
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SoonerPride Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 11:39 AM
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6. Turning it into a parking lot and confiscating all the oil.
If anything is still alive then it's not "Mission Accomplished."
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jazzjunkysue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 11:30 AM
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4. Barack continues to own the field and write the script. Excellent.
It sure feels good to hear a smart, informed person write the script based on truth, for a change.
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